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    New member from the United States (Wisconsin)

    I will be studying abroad in the UK at St.Mary's University in Twickenham, just outside of London. I will be studying this coming Spring semester from late January to late May. Growing up in the the Midwestern United States, hunting has been a big part of my life and I have always dreamed of taking animals all over the world.
    Being a student, I do not have a large budget that would afford me the opportunity to go on luxurious hunts likes the ones you see on TV. Deer is my preferred form of hunting but any opportunity to go out hunting for game of any kind would be greatly appreciated. I have nearly a decade of hunting experience with rifles and shotguns. Even the opportunity to go along with another hunter would be an experience I would cherish for a lifetime. If you have any opportunities available or information of other hunting opportunities this would be of great interest to me.
    I know this may be a strange request but I am really interested in going out hunting. I would be more than willing to help someone out with whatever tasks they may need done in return for an outdoor experience. If someone was gracious enough to take me hunting or let me hunt with them I would be more than happy to give you the entire animal if you so chose, or, I could donate the meat to a local charity or soup kitchen (if that is an acceptable custom in the UK).

    Thank you for your time.

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    Hiya and welcome to SD I'm sure if you regularly keep an eye on the site hopefully an opportunity may come be forthcoming Bazil

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    Welcome to the site,

    A clever man knows his strengths, a wise man knows his weaknesses

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    Hiya Andrew

    Welcome and enjoy your time on SD.

    Regards, L

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    Hi Andrew,
    Stalking in uk is somehow different. The carcass belongs to the stalker anyway so dunno how the donating business will apply. Usually one pays for the stalk (someone may take you for free if they are so kind) and the carcass goes to the game dealer. However you can purchase the carcass yourself usually 2-3/kg
    Hope you find what you are looking for.

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    Hi Andrew, unfortunately the pursuit of deer in the UK is pretty tied up, therefore rarely free though you may get lucky.
    you may find more success with bird shooting though, particularly pigeon shooting as there are more hobby shooters and many have free access to the shooting for pest control purposes. Some smaller game shoots (pheasant etc) will also be worth approaching as beating (working as a human bird scarer, driving birds towards the guns, not as scary as it sounds!) or other skills that you could offer can offer shooting in return.
    it may well be worth casting your net wide, try the pigeon watch website, some friendly people there.
    Pigeon Watch - Pigeon Shooting and UK Country Sports Website
    i don't believe London to be well served for the shooting sports so you may have to travel a little.

    good luck.

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